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will donald trump rule out a third party bid for president? agreeing to drop out of the race if he is defeated in the republican primary? a leader with party leaders this morning. joe biden fueling speculation he could enter the presidential race. new leads in the search for three men suspected of killing an illinois police officer. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. big news in the republican primary race and big moment for donald trump here in new york
city today. the gop frontrunner and all of the republican candidates asked to sign a loyalty pledge vowing support for the eventual nominee while ruling out a third party run. this is a pledge trump has rejected in the past, but today, he will meet with reince priebus here in new york. all signs indicate trump will sign the document. trump will hold a news conference at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. this is not enforceable. he can sign the pledge and go back on it later. >> is this normal you have the party to sign an oath? >> the national party, yes, across the board. again, there is no way to enforce it. >> nontroversy.
trump and bush are escalating their feud. trump telling bright bart news i like jeb, he's a nice man, but he should set the example by speaking english while in the united states. the former florida governor who speaks fl spea speaks fluant spanish. trump is described as the candidate with clear democratic tendencies. >> he makes fun of him for being a germaphobe. and biden touched on subjects like immigration reform and the economy. does this mean he is running? after a few reporters asked him about his plans, no response. gets let more from correspondent jeff zeleny. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. after a summer of closed-door
meetings and strategy sessions, vice president joe biden is hitting the road. a wave of speculation followed him from washington to miami. he seemed to relish in the presidential size attention. listen to what he said at miami-dade college. >> look at the attention we attracted. their interesting community college has impressed me greatly. i hope that is what they write about. >> reporter: the vice president did not say if he planned to run. he gave a few hints of what the campaign message might be. he focused hard on middle class and raising wages. it also faces a challenge. are voters ready for a third term of this administration? he needs to take the temperature of democrats. he was doing that at a fund-raiser in miami. a fee critical battle ground state. the fund-raiser was for senate
democrats. this would be key if he would decide to go forward. he is still mulling this over. he will decide, i'm told, within the next three weeks, by october 1st at the latest. >> jeff zeleny, thanks. even though the iran nuclear agreement is all but a done deal, the white house is selling it. the vice president is making a case for the plan when he speaks to jewish leaders in south florida this morning. president obama has the votes with 34 senators backing the agreement. he is sending out heavy hitters to secure more support. >> it is our belief, deeply, this will make israel safer. it already has. the amount of time to produce enough material is down to two months for one bomb. we stretched that out. we reduced their stockpile. we have limited their centrifuges. >> the white house hoping for at least 41 votes to keep the bill
from ever getting to a final vote in the senate. the house panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in benghazi set to question two of hillary clinton's aides while secretary of state. cheryl mills will be questioned today with former aide jake sullivan questioned tomorrow. mills wanted the hearing conducted in public. that will be denied. the veterans administration for tracking requests for medical care is unreliable. it is impossible for the department to know how many veterans still need treatment or if those veterans are still alive. that is according to a new report by the v.a. inspector general. he found of the 847,000 vets waiting for care, 307,000 have died. that is more than one-third. as many as 10,000 applications have been lost in the last five years. president obama winding up
his alaska visit with the taste of the arctic. the president warning the time to act on climate change is now. >> so, the good news is we made a lot of progress in the last six years. but i'm here to tell you we have to do more. we have to move faster. for the sake of our kids, we have to keep going. america has to lead the world in transitioning to a clean energy economy. >> the president is the first sitting president to cross the arctic circle. he is calling for an international agreement for reducing carbon emissions. time now for your money. chinese markets are closed for a holiday. european stocks are higher. yesterday stocks surged.
those gains led by apple, up 4.3%. stocks are getting attention with wild swings, but important things that matter to americans are moving up. home prices are rising. a new price from zillow shows fewer homeowners are under water. we will get a better look tomorrow morning when the grand daddy of economic reports, august jobs. >> you will be the grand marshall of the parade. happening now. investigators following the new leads in the search for three men suspected of killing a police officer. we have new information coming in overnight. that's next.
officer. the officer known as g.i. joe was killed. the manhunt was widened. authorities acknowledged the killers could be out of town or out of state. there are no hard leads, but more than 100 tips from phone and social media. they are hoping surveillance video will prove more answers. we have more from cnn's ryan young. >> reporter: john and christine, you can feel the emotions in the city. you look behind us with the balloons and everything left for the guy they call g.i. joe. we went to the candlelight vigil where over 100 people showed up to show respects to the officer who spent so much time in the community. we heard one thing for sure how the search will continue and how it has changed. we went up in a helicopter to see what officers would be dealing with. difficult terrain.
inlets and marshland and lakes. a heavy woodline area here. they have changed the way they are looking for the suspects. they have taken down the hard perimeter and now they are broadening the search with more than 100 investigators on the case. throughout the day, we know there is a 17-minute period where the officers are analyzing the information they received. they are looking at surveillance video to see if they can get digital images to get a better description of the suspects. john and christine. thank you, ryan. authorities in san antonio, texas focusing on a second video of a police shooting. the victim, 41-year-old gilbert flores had his hands in the air when the deputy fired the shots. now a second video suggests something may have been in one of his hands. the hands obscured by the telephone pole.
let's get more from ed lavandera. >> reporter: john and christine, the way that gilbert flores was shot and killed was described as disturbing and troubling. they are looking to see if it was a justified shooting. the video we have seen is incredibly dramatic and disturbing to watch, but investigators and prosecutors say there is a second video from a closer and clearer angle. the sheriff says they believe that flores had a knife in his hand at the time he was killed by two deputies. that video is being sent for further testing to see what was in his hands at the time. when we asked the sheriff with a knife was found at the scene, they did not confirm that is the case. flores can be heard acting
wildly aggressive. at one point you hear the voice on the videotape. someone said it appeared flores was trying to get himself killed. thank you. six baltimore police officers will stand trial. the judge denying a defense motion to dismiss the charges. he rejected the request to remove the maryland state attorney marilyn moseby from the case. the charges range from false imprisonment to involuntary manslaughter. gray died of spinal injuries. and the also respond to the unrest in ferguson, missouri is a way not to handle the violence. the report being released today cites poor community police
relations and military style tactics that antagonized demonstrators. and nicki haley taking the black lives matter to task. she said it is the yell and scream that is gaining national attention, but made it part of the problem. >> most of the people who now live in terror because local police are too intimidated to do their jobs are black. black lives do matter and they have been disgraceful lly jeopardized by the movement that lay waste to the movement in ferguson and baltimore. >> she said this can be a model for easing the tensions. she made the case to take down the confederate flag following
the charleston shooting. and speaking to cnn after filing a lawsuit over her death. kate steinle's parents believe the police and sheriffs played a role in the tragedy. steinle's father says little is being done to fix the broader problem. >> silence is deafening. we have not heard any steps taken by any of these offices, federal, state and local, to try to correct what happened so another human being doesn't end up like our family and kate. >> she's fun, fun girl. we're getting ready to go on a camping trip and we're going to miss. we're hesitating because it was just so wonderful. the fun we all had as a family. we always had done so many family things. she will just be deeply missed. >> steinle's alleged shooter was
on the streets despite being deported to mexico five times. kim davis will be in court this morning to answer a contempt citation. she is defying several court orders. davis refuses to issue marriage licenses on religious grounds. she calls it a heaven or hell decision for her. on wednesday, yet another couple was turned away from her office in rowan county, kentucky. >> davis could be fined. she could be put in jail if she continues to defy the courts. impressive heat sticking around along the east coast and parts of the country experiencing colder weather. even mountain snow. let's get to meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> john and christine, good
thursday morning to you. look at the pattern. we are following the next six days. above average temperatures expected for the next 24 hours. for this afternoon, we go to 92 degrees. it will feel like mid-90s in washington, d.c. and new york. 91 with the humidity. a sticky set up. you look at the see-saw battle. in milwaukee, 64 degrees. now up to 94 degrees. when you thought you had a taste of fall, back to reality. and the northwest, take you in to the cascade mountains and mt. rainier. a few reports of snowshowers up above 6,000 feet. in calamath falls, freeze advisories in place. it looks like a cooling trend
for friday and saturday. into next week, a warming trend returns for much of the northeast. >> it looks like a nice weekend. happening now, migrants stranded in the streets. they are desperately trying to get out. this situation spiraling out of control. we are live where the crisis is unfolding next. i'm only i 60's. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call now to request your free decision guide. i've been with my doctor for 12 years.
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a migrant crisis consuming europe. thousands, thousands of desperate people, men, women and children, fleeing war and fleeing poverty in the middle east and africa. they are flooding across the serbian border in hungary. they are living in squalor and in refugee makeshift camps in the heart of budapest. they are trying for days to board trains bound for germany. they are not going anywhere close to their destination. senior correspondent arwa damon is live in budapest. they, in many cases, have tickets, but not allowed to board the train to germany where the chancellor says come here. >> reporter: that makes it difficult. the longer they are stuck here in hungary, the longer they are
living on the streets. that is the train station. there used to be a line of police that were blocking migrants and refugees from entering it and getting on those trains. earlier this morning, they cleared out, opened the door, and everyone's first assumption is the route to germany must be opened. they flooded inside and jumped on the first train they saw. problem is, none of the trains departing from this station, according to the government spokesman are crossing hungary's borders. no international departures. that is something the government is impleme amplementing at this. we spoke to people and asked them where they thought they were going because they are waiting. they say they hope they are going to germany. asked if international departures were closed. yes, in some cases, we have heard about it, but we have this one hope that maybe we will be able to get there. we want to get on the train and
try it. that's all we have to cling to at this stage. if it stops before the borders, we will get out and walk back here. these people have had it. they are at their wits end. their nerves are frayed. they are drained and exhausted. they spent weeks trekking across europe and putting their children's lives in danger. they are left here like this to languish. very difficult conditions for them at this stage. meetings happening, yes, but the decisions are taking way too long to actually lead to concrete solutions. >> it looks, arwa, like internal politics at play. the hungary prime minister says governments must control their borders before they decide houma si houma how many asylum seekers they can take. inside hungary is a political
feeling of the flow of migration is not supported in hungary. if you look over in germany, it is a different public view. >> reporter: it is. look, the issue of migration here in hungary has been a political flash point. well before the current crisis that the country is dealing with. people coming across over a year ago, it was heavily politicized. the government in power is a right wing government. opponents have accused it of deliberately launching an ant anti-refugee campaign. it is creating a hostile feeling that these migrants and refugees are going to destroy society and taking hungarian jobs. these people are caught up
within hungary's internal political battle. they are being caught up in this very vicious game of ping pong as various different governments to influence what is happening to them seem to be saying one thing and doing something else and giving them the hopes that they will be able to move on. nothing is materializing. >> arwa damon, thanks for that. the prime minister there in hungary saying they have done everything they can do to stick to eu rules for how to deal with the migrant flow. what we know here is that the rules in europe, europe is one big open border. once you get into europe, in that zone, it is one big trade zone, one big travel zone. it's not -- those rules aren't really up to date for what is happening now. >> the rules have to figure out how to deal with the kids washing up on the beaches. donald trump hours away from pledging loyalty to the
morning that he could enter the race. and investigators following leads in the search for three men suspected of killing an an illinois police officer. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. 32 minutes past the hour. let's start with politics. the republican party and the gop party viewing uncondition at support for the eventual nominee while ruling out an independent or third party run. that's a pledge trump has rejected in the past. he is meeting in new york today with rnc chairman reince priebus. sources tell cnn trump will sign this pledge now. he will hold a conference this afternoon. >> i don't know who's back is up against the wall. if trump runs a third party, it would torpedo the republican's hopes. he has a lot of leverage. this pledge is unenforceable. >> i say a nontroversy.
trump and his rival with bush is getting nasty. he said i like jeb, he is a nice man, but he should set the example by speaking english while in the united states. jeb bush speaks spanish fluently at home. the former governor fired back digging at trump on the facebook page. all choices lead to either bush or trump. one, trump is a clear candidate with democratic tendencies. and vice president joe biden testing the political waters. he spoke at miami-dade college like a candidate. afterwards, a few reporters asked about his plans. they not get an answer. we get more from cnn's correspondent jeff zeleny.
>> reporter: good morning, john and christine. after a summer of closed-door meetings and strategy sessions, vice president joe biden is hitting the road. a wave of speculation followed him from washington here to miami where he is taking a two-day trip. he relished in the presidential sized attention. listen to what he said at miami-dade college. >> look at the press you attracted. their interesting community college has impressed me greatly. i hope that is what they write about. >> reporter: the vice president did not say if he planned to run, but gave a few hints of what his campaign message may be if he decided to ahead with the race. he focused on middle class and income inequity. it raises a challenge. are voters ready for a third term or in the mood to move on. he needs to take the temperature of democrats. the fund-raiser for senate
democrats, but donors would be key to a presidential race if he decided to go forward. he is still mulling this overment over. he will decide by october 1st. john and christine. jeff, thanks so much. the white house selling the iran nuclear agreement although it is essentially a done deal. vice president joe biden made the case for the plan in florida. he is speaking to jewish leaders there this morning. president obama has enough votes to make sure that the senate cannot block the measure now. at least 34 senators back the agreement. the president is sending more support. >> it is our belief deeply it will make israel safer. the amount of time to produce enough thistle material for one bomb is down to two months.
we reduced their stockpile. we limited their centrifuges. >> the white house is trying to get 41 votes in the senate. that would mean there could be a filibuster. the senate would not have a final vote on the iran bill. the president would have to use his veto. >> he is still out selling. >> they want to get to the 41. the house panel investigating the deadly 2012 benghazi attacks set to interrogate two of hillary clinton's top aides while secretary of state. former chief of staff cheryl mills and jake sullivan in the hot seat tomorrow. mills wanted the hearing conducted in public, but she was denied. she is expected to be interrogated by internal communications with clinton and top staffers. another employee who worked on hillary clinton's private e-mail server has informed congress he will invoke the
fifth amendment on benghazi. the v.a. system for tracking requests for medical care is so unreliab unreliable, it is impossible to know how many veterans still need treatment or if those veterans are still alive. this is according to the new report by the v.a. inspector general. he found 300,000 vets in the system and 307,000 have died. that is more than one-third. as many as 10,000 applications have been lost in the last five years. president obama winding up the alaska visit with the taste of the arctic. he visited the barrier island where 400 residents may be forced to move away because of melting ice may cause sea levels to rise. he says the time to act on climate change is now. >> the good news is we made a lot of progress, but i'm here to tell you we have to do more. we have most move faster.
we are not moving fast enough. for the sake of our kids, we have to keep going. america has to lead the world in transitioning to a clean energy economy. >> president obama, the first sitting president to cross the arctic circle, he is calling for an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions. and time for your money. stocks rallied yesterday. recovering from losses earlier in the week. it has been a terrible august. a terrible period for stocks. we saw it bounce yesterday with the dow up 293 points led by apple up by 4% and microsoft, a great day there. the third day in a row of triple digit point swings. that is scary for investors, but this is not frightening to millennials. accord be to robin hood, a stock trading app, the number of new accounts doubled on august 24th when the market tanked. millennials are thinking, i want
to buy stocks. most robin hood users bought that monday and tuesday and others were shedding stocks. >> when you live in your parents basement, you have disposal income. >> must be nice. the search widens for three men suspected of killing a police officer. investigators following new leads overnight. that's next.
three suspected killers on the loose this morning. even as thousands of people turned out wednesday in fox lake, illinois at vigils to remember slain police officer charles gliniewicz. the officer was less than a month from retirement when he was shot and killed. authorities acknowledge the killers could be out of town or out of state. there are no hard leads. more than 100 tips have come in by social media and phone. authorities are hoping more video will provide answers. let's get more from cnn's ryan young. >> reporter: john and christine, you can see the balloons and everything that is left for the guy they called g.i. joe. we went to the candlelight vigil where over 100 people showed up to show respect for the officer who spent so much time in the
community. we went up in the helicopter and we looked to see what officers would be dealing with. difficult terrain, inlets and marshland and heavy lakes. there is a heavy wooded area. they have changed the way they are looking for the three suspects. they have taken down the hard perimeter and they are broadening the search with more than 100 investigators working on the case. throughout the day, we know there is a 17-minute period where officers are analyzing the information. in fact, they are looking at surveillance video to see if they can get digital images to get a better description of the suspects. john and christine. >> thanks, ryan young. authorities in san antonio, texas are focusing on a second video of a police shooting. the victim is 41-year-old gilbert flores had his hands in the air when the fatal shots
were fired. the new video could shed light on why the officers acted decisively. we have more from cnn's lavandeed lavande lavandera. >> reporter: john and christine, the way the suspect was shot here is disturbing. the investigators are looking to determine if it was a justified shooting. the video we have all seen over last few days dramatic and disturbing to watch. investigators and prosecutors say there is a second video from a closer and clearer angle. the sheriff says they believe that flores had a knife in his hand at the time he was shot apparent killand kill by the deputies. that is being sent off to determine. >> could you tell it was a knife? >> i have an opinion on the view of the video. i have not dissected that video. we need clarity and closer shots. it needs to be enhanced.
we will do that. i have an opinion, but i want clarity before i make a serious decision. >> when you say dissection. the video needs to be enhanced? >> closer view. watch it over and over again. this is not something you watch one time like a sporting event and have an opinion. this is something that deserves clarity. >> reporter: when we asked the sheriff if there was a knife recovered at the scene, they would not confirm if that happened. a source close to the investigation who has seen the second video says flores can be heard and seen acting aggress e aggressively. it is hard to make out what he is saying. at one point you hear a voice on the tape. it is not clear it is the officer's voice. someone saying it appeared flores was trying to get himself killed. john and christine. thank you. six police officers in baltimore will stand trial for the death
of freddie gray. the judge ruled that the six baltimore officers will be tried separately. the charges range from misconduct to involuntary manslaughter. gray died of spinal injuries in police custody. kentucky clerk kim davis will be in federal court to answer to a contempt citation. defying several court orders. she refuses to order those on religious grounds. she is answering to god's authority. this is a heaven or hell decision for her. on wednesday, another couple was turned away from her office in rowan county, kentucky. >> we are not doing marriage licenses today. >> why in. >> we're pending appeal. under god's authority. >> i knew you would say that. >> pending appeal.
she says the law here is pretty clear. this has been ruled on again and again. it is the law of the land. the people in her office should be granted marriage licenses. she won't do it. a migrant crisis is erupting in europe. thousands are stopped in the streets and desperately trying to board trains for germany. meanwhile, images of children dying in this crisis. starting to really, really, really gain the public's attention. how fast are allegra® gelcaps?
all right. a picture this morning on so many newspapers that captures the pain and desperation of thousands of thousands of migrants and refugees trying to get to europe. that's a dead 3-year-old boy. a syrian kurd fleeing the war and poverty in the middle east. he and his family trying to get to canada. so many migrants heading to europe and living in limbo and squalor. this is the train station in budapest. they are waiting for days to get on a train to germany. these people are finally allowed in the rail station, but not
allowed to go near their destination. this is a huge problem right now. you see the children who are dying in the process it simply breaks your heart. we have senior correspondent frederik pleitgen in germany where a lot of these people are trying to get, fred. germany is prepared. >> reporter: germany is absolutely prepared, john. we have been seeing over the past one and a half days, outpouring of support with hundreds of volunteers bringing in supplies and toys for children. the german system set up medical facilities in anticipation of those people coming from hungary to munich. they are frustrated because so few people have been coming. the reason is because they are stranded in hungary in a chaotic situation. at this point, the rail station is open, but however, no trains running to munich.
only domestic trains. the hungarian government said the migrants get on trains, but only to refugee centers in hungary and get registered there. they don't want to do that because they want to go to germany. germany said the iraqis and syrians come here and apply for asylum. generally, john, all of this is turning into a standoff with the germans and hungarians. hungarian prime minister at the european union saying this is not a european problem, but a german problem. he says hungarians are upholding law by not allowing them to move across the border, but germans say this is the european law, but with the situation like this and crisis as big as this, you have to be flexible with how you enforce that law. on monday, that was the case. it was at that point allowing people to come to germany and it wasn't a problem for anybody here. there were a lot of people here at the railway station, but the
germans were still coming to terms with it. right now in europe, a lot of political chaos as to the situation as to whether or not these people will be able to move. there is a lot of friction with european leaders and a lot of suffering by a lot of people stranded in hungary, but many other places as well. john. >> fred, i have to tell you, the public sentiment has shifted here on just about every major newspaper i looked at this morning. images of sleeping children, suffering children, or the -- >> dead children. >> or the image of the child who the turkish police officer is taking off the beach. a dead 3-year-old. you have red tape and political wrangling. the political sentiment john, here in germany and that's why germany is open here, has shifted. this is a long, slow boiling crisis that has reached a boil here. fred, we will talk to you soon. >> we'll be right back.
third-party bid for president? he meets with party leaders this morning. joe biden fueling speculation he could enter the presidential race. new leads in the search for three men suspected of killing an illinois police officer. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm bermuda john berman. >> i'm christine romans. the party trying to get donald trump to toe the line. all of the candidates asked to sign a loyalty pledge. a pledge trump has rejected in the past. he is meeting in new york today with republican national convention chairman reince priebus. sources indicate that trump will sign the document and he